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Comment: Re:Carts before horses (Score 1) 164

by Blobule (#36652480) Attached to: Pdf.js Reaches First Milestone
These problems are generally disjoint. Identical cross browser rendering depends on everyone playing the standards game or everyone playing the let's add fixes for every browser game. The AI problem depends on solving the problem of genuine artificial intelligence without the need to pay attention to cross platform compatibility. That said, I doubt we'll see real AI this decade either :)

Comment: Re:Plato (Score 1) 532

by Blobule (#26496071) Attached to: The Universe As Hologram

Science has, arguably, improved our lives in very real and very practical ways. It's a bit harder to make that case for philosophy.

That's the problem with not being able to see outside of our reality. If our reality was just turned on a second before you made that statement, then for all considerations of our existence, science is at the exact same stage it was when you popped into existence with a complete repertoire of conjured memories. Consider what happens when you boot up a game and everything is pre-oriented as the game was staged. So too may be true for reality. Given that argument, maybe science has done nothing for us ;)

Comment: Re:Oh yes it does! (Score 1) 363

by Blobule (#24728529) Attached to: Are IT Security Professionals Less Happy?
Why is it sad that you found him? I would be joyous at having found and stopped such a person. That he committed suicide is his own doing and really shouldn't bear on your own happiness. In fact, when such people commit suicide, deep down I feel happy that they didn't drag their victims through the legal system nor waste even more of society's resources and time.
GNU is Not Unix

+ - Changing Linux Distro On A Remote Box only via SSH->

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bcc123 writes "Why would you ever need to do something like that?

Well, a lot of hosting companies offer only the software configuration of their choice. On top of that, most of them would not agree to send someone to the datacenter to be on the phone with you while inserting/changing CDs to help you install a distro of your choice.

It's easier to completely switch a linux distribution if the original configuration includes a swap partition. That partition can be reformatted to contain a fully-working system. Then, it can be used for booting up to let you free up the main partition(s).

But if there is no "spare" partition for you to use, of if it's too small for you to be comfortable in the future, or if you want to completely change the partition table, then here is how to do it."

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Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.